Raymond W. Hale

July 25, 1923, December 05, 2017

Raymond W. Hale

Raymond W. Hale, 94, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born on July 25, 1923, to Hallie Estelle Duke Hale and Johnson Luther Hale, in Trinity, and was a United States Army Air Corps veteran and certified P-51 mechanic. Raymond retired from Mobil after thirty-three years of service. He was known for his old-time work ethics and had the ability to work on anything and everything.

Survivors include his daughters, Lana Cowles and her husband, Larry, of Blanco and Jennifer Freeman and her husband, Randy, of Lumberton; son, Wayne Hale and his wife, Martha, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Landon Cowles and his wife, Melissa; Leanne Cowles and Jeremy Marty; Tanner Freeman, Travis Freeman and his wife, Sarah; Trace Freeman and his wife, Crystal; and Hellen Hale; great-grandchildren, Christopher Martin, Nora Cowles, Olin Cowles, Brighton Freeman, and Piper Freeman.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dixie Hale; brothers, Johnnie Hale and Thelbert Hale; sisters, Frances Rush and Barbara Peek; and twin sister, Juanita Fehl.

A gathering of Mr. Hale’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m. with his funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 301407, Houston, Texas 77230.


Gathering of Family and Friends
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Sunday, December 10, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Sunday, December 10, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (3)

  • Raymond & Tess Lowe (Son of lying Lowe)

    11 December 2017 at 16:59 | #

    He was such a nice man and I really enjoyed our time talking together.


  • Randy and Kathy Breaux

    08 December 2017 at 00:56 | #

    Words can not express the loss of such a kind man. We know how hard it is to lose someone who meant so much to you Jennifer and family. Praying that you find peace knowing that he is in Gods arms and that he had many admirers in his lifetime. Take care of each other.


  • G. Tommy Barnes

    07 December 2017 at 21:46 | #

    Randy Freeman please pass along my deepest condolences to your wife. Raymond was quite the character and I certainly can say he was one of the 'old' machine shop crew that passed along his mechanical knowledge and skills to us 'kids' that hired in during the late '60 and early '70 that helped us succeed throughout our careers. RIP Mr. Raymond


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